Seven parking tickets issued every day in Richmondshire last year

Photo: Salim Fadhley.

More than seven parking tickets were handed out to Richmondshire drivers every day last year.

Figures obtained by Richmondshire Today show that parking wardens issued 2,754 fixed penalty notices to motorists in the district in 2016.

Of these, 2,292 were paid, meaning that with the minimum charge for a parking fine being £25, Richmondshire motorists paid out more than £55,000 in penalties last year.

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In total, 456 fixed penalty notices were appealed – 189 successfully.

147 people failed to pay the fine and their details were sent to the Traffic Enforcement Centre in Northampton for recovery of the debt.

On street enforcement was previously the responsibility of the North Yorkshire Police.

However, in 2013 this was replaced by Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) controlled by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).

The county council appointed Scarborough Borough Council to operate CPE across the county, including Richmondshire.